Once you feel
low back pain, you don’t want to feel it again.
Back pain, though, is not typically a one and done condition,
yet life marches forward and takes you with it. Pain
diminishes. You get moving and performing
what you did before. Your
activities of daily life get done. Sometimes,
it takes a bit longer to return to the activities
and/or the way you do the activities. Back belts may come in handy
with these lingering issues of Oxford back pain.
FOR WORKERS WHO LIFT, BEND, TWIST
study of material handlers with back pain assessed the use of
extensible, non-extensible, and no belts in healthy and in back pain
patients. The researchers
evaluated for two outcomes: pain-related and biomechanical. As
far as biomechanical outcomes go, both the belt types decreased
lumbar spine range of motion equally in low back pain patients and
in healthy volunteers performing small and deep trunk flexion
motions. (Yay!) Both belts also reduced pain, the fear of pain,
and the catastrophizing of pain in the back pain patients. (Another benefit!) Belts may permit for a steady
return to physical work activities to prevent disability or maintain
the motion of these activities after a low back pain episode. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic appreciates these additions to the healing process.
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
study of extensible, non-extensible, and no belt use in low back pain office
workers was performed. Biomechanically, belt use in all the
groups (those with back pain who used either type of belt and those
who were healthy office workers) benefitted sit-to-stand
movement. For the back pain patients, belt use decreased pain
intensity, pain-related anxiety, and pain catastrophizing. The researchers proposed
that either type of belt may be helpful in daily life activities of patients with low back pain and of healthy
office workers. (2) Satterwhite Chiropractic backs the use of tools that
keep our Oxford back pain patients active and moving
and confident in their ability to be active and moving. We work with
our patients to design a Oxford chiropractic treatment plan that may or may not include
a back belt and watch its use so that it
remains a beneficial tool and not a deterrent to healing.
USING A BACK
want you to fear using a back belt for a time. There is
some controversy over belt use, but a back belt may also help as shown
in these papers. Know that Satterwhite Chiropractic will work with you and
your specific condition as to whether back belt use may be of value.
All of us just want pain relief and a return to activities that you like.
with Dr. Nate McKee on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson. He discusses his
use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for managing
spinal stenosis and associated balance issues for which one test
is the sit-to-stand test described in these studies.
Make your Oxford chiropractic appointment
today. Oxford chiropractic care understands
the wanting to not ever feel back pain again. We want our
Oxford back pain patients to know that there is hope,
there is help, and there is a return to life and its activities via
tools like back belts incorporated into a treatment plan alongside
spinal manipulation, nutrition, exercise, etc.